|College:||Troy State '95|
2009 ITA Division II Men's Coach of the Year
2009, 2005 PBC Men's Coach of the Year
2003 PBC Women's Coach of the Year
The 2009 ITA Division II Men's Tennis Coach of the Year, Steve Barsby is in his 13th year as the head coach of the Georgia College men's and women's tennis programs.
The 2009 season was one of the top years for Barsby as a men's coach, taking the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Men's Coach of the Year as well, leading his squad to an 18-4 overall record with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play for the first PBC Men's Tennis Championship in school history. A major highlight of the season came when Georgia College defeated then-No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic during the regular season 5-4.
2012 was another strong season for both programs, the men taking fifth in the PBC and going 12-9 overall. The women battled to a 13-11 overall record, and both programs made the NCAA Tournament. Barsby coached Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein to first team All-American doubles status. He also coached the women's team to their 18th straight NCAA Tournment.
Barsby was named the PBC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2005 after coaching the Bobcats to an 18-7 overall record, 6-2 mark in the PBC, and their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
He was named the PBC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003 after guiding the Bobcat women's tennis team to one of the greatest seasons in school history. The Bobcat women won their first outright, and fourth overall, PBC Regular Season Championship, as well as the PBC Tournament Championship. Georgia College advanced all the way to the semifinals of the national championship tournament and finished with a No. 4 national ranking.
Barsby is 218-1148 all-time coaching women, including a 203-127
mark at Georgia College. He's also 215-156 as a men's coach
overall, with a 183-134 Georgia College history. Barsby has coached
19 Bobcats to All-America status.
Barsby came to Georgia College from Brock University in Ontario, Canada, where he taught sports management. Prior to that he was the head coach at Troy State University in Alabama from 1995-97 where he guided the Trojan men's team to the conference championship in 1997. He was also honored as the Conference Coach of the Year following the 1997 season.
He earned his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Physical Education from Troy State in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He was a four-year tennis player for the Trojans, earning All-Conference honors once, as well as the Freshman of the Year Award.
He and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of son Ryan and daughter Riley. They live in Milledgeville.